Smethport Rotary Sponsors Big Brothers Big Sisters Summer Picnic

Smethport Web — by Annie Wolfe

The Guidance Center’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Program held their summer picnic on August 9th at Hamlin Lake Park in Smethport.

The Smethport Rotary Club sponsored the picnic by volunteering their time at the event and making a donation for the pavilion rental and purchase of ‘back to school’ supplies. Non-perishable food items were collected and donated to the Smethport Food Pantry. Participants enjoyed a picnic dinner, water balloon toss, and a ‘Back To School’ bingo game.

From left to right: Rotary President, Dave Siepp; Rotarian Sue McClelland; and Newest Rotarian, Dave London, Smethport School District Superintendent.

Forty-eight children in McKean County are waiting to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister. If you would like to make a difference for a child in your community, please call us at 887-5591, toll free at 1-877-776-1636, or visit us online at